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Pittwater to Paradise Regatta

Line Honours to Rush Hour - photo © RPAYC

Drew Carruther’s Drew 15, Rushour had a very comfortable trip north with pleasant hot meals to cross the finish line at 15:50 AEDT, taking multihull line honours in the 2019 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta, Sunday 5 January. An elated Drew commented: ‘’Whilst there can be up to 15 people crammed into a small monohull, on our multihull it ...

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Tornado Worlds

Day 1, Int Tornado Class 2019 World Championship presented by Candida, Takapuna Boating Club, January 5, 2019 © Suellen Davies

In contrast to Friday when strong winds caused the cancellation of practice racing, the first two races were sailed in the 2019 Tornado Worlds presented by Candida, in light winds before a new offshore breeze arrived. Sailing off Takapuna Beach, Race 1 was sailed in a 3-6kt northerly breeze, which died and gave way to a south westerly breeze providing ...

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39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta


The St Maarten Heineken Regatta is looking for volunteers to assist with the preparations and execution of the 39th edition of this annual event taking place February 28 March 3, 2019. Every year approximately 150 volunteers assist in putting together this world-renowned event. “The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta would not be the success it is without the help of volunteers. ...

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J/99 shorthanded offshore speedster - photo © J-boats

After the Paris Boat Show in December, the brand new J/99 shorthanded offshore speedster was transported to the United Kingdom where she was commissioned and launched by Hamble Yacht Services in Hamble, England over the holidays. J/99 #1 will be sailing on the Southampton Water and the Solent for the next few months. So far, her debut has impressed all ...

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Australian OK Dinghy Nationals

Mark Jackson, second overall - Australian OK Dinghy Nationals, Final Day - photo © Lara Blasse

The 57th Australian OK Dinghy National Championship ended with two really tricky light wind races that left the regatta leaders struggling and picking up high scores. However Roger Blasse, from the host club, Black Rock YC, survived to take his 11th Australian title. Mark Jackson secured second, while Brent Williams took a close third from Race 10 winner, Tim Davies. ...

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Dragon World Championship 2019

RUS27 Annapurna - Dragon World Championship - photo © Tom Hodge Media

The 2019 Dragon World Championship takes place from Friday 4th to Wednesday 9th January inclusive. The championship is organised by host club the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and sailed out of Fremantle Sailing Club on the pristine waters of Fremantle in Western Australia. The race course area is similar to the race track where the Americas Cup took place ...

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Golden Globe Race

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede still has a solid hold on the lead, despite damage sustained to Matmut's mast during the Southern Ocean. © Christophe Favreau / Matmut / PPL

Istvan Kopar rounded Cape Horn at 19:00 UTC yesterday, giving the 65-year old American/Hungarian a perfect New Year boost. To have got this far has been a triumph over adversity in every sense since the start from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1st last year. Kopar’s Tradewind 35 Puffin has suffered continued self-steering issues from Day 1 that led him ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2018

Most of Dreki Sunnan's crew were enjoying their first ever Hobart in 2018. © Crosbie Lorimer

Dreki Sunnan Rolex Sydney Hobart 2018 Interviews – It all starts somewhere… As Wild Oats XI berthed in Hobart for her ninth Line Honours win her crew had accumulated 289 Sydney Hobarts between them! But for each of those crew members it all started with their first race and that was an experience that most of the crew on Ken ...

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BIC World Championships 2019

2018 O'Pen BIC World Championships - Manly SC, New Zealand - Day 3 ©Suellen Davies

The clock is ticking and the count-down is nearly over at the O’pen BIC World Championship after another gripping day of racing here in Manly Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. On Day 4 of a competition that has been a proper test of the young sailors’ talents, conditions were even better and the race committee’s decision to run a slalom course, ...

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Kialoa II ~ RSHYR 2018

Kialoa II powering down the NSW Coast in the 2018 Sydney Hobart © Crosbie Lorimer

In 2017 Kialoa II finished this race in a very respectable time, despite breaking her boom on the first day. In 2018 this Sparkman and Stephens classic reveled in the strong downwind running of the first day with 5 sails flying, stuck it out through some light patches mid race and then finished her run with a typical upwind thrash ...

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